When to start drinking after adding campden tablets?

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  1. Nov 10, 2018 at 11:03 PM #1

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    Hello

    my recipe:

    1- Primary fermentation (5days)

    2- then i rack the wine without adding anything and i keep it for 3 weeks. (SG = 0.994)

    3- after 3 weeks i added 3 campden tablets (3 gallon) , sorbate , oak cubes , degass , more juice to sweeten ..

    now i will keep it for 1 month for clear and to let the wine takes the oak flavor..

    then i will bottle it..

    the question is should i add more campden tablet?

    and after adding campden tablet when i can start drinking it?

    sorry for my english

    thanks
     
  2. Nov 11, 2018 at 2:44 AM #2

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    6 months to a year, and that has nothing to do with the campden tablets.

    Wine simply gets better with time.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:55 AM #3

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    Wait as the other guy said for a better tasting wine, You could drink it after a month or 2 but it wont taste as good.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2018 at 1:08 PM #4

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    if i want to drink it before one year .. can i skip adding campden tablet?
     
  5. Nov 11, 2018 at 1:47 PM #5

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    You didn't mention what variety of wine you are talking about. Some wines are hardly worth drinking at all for at least 18 months. Others might be bearable - If you like a very sharp, edgy wine - then drink it whenever you want.

    If plan on sharing it with others..... They probably won't be impressed by it until it has aged at least 9-12 months regardless of variety. If you made it for a special occasion... that wine probably won't add much to that occasion other than alcohol.

    As for campden tablets (K-Meta) There's a significant risk that it could spoil before a years time without any campden tablets. So drink fast.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2018 at 1:51 PM #6

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    i'm making red wine from grape juice concentrate
     
  7. Nov 11, 2018 at 2:53 PM #7

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    Red wines are ones that really need aging as much as possible. So members on here won't even touch them until they have aged 18-24 months.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2018 at 2:56 PM #8

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    It's the time that makes wine better. The Campden tablets ALLOW the wine to age without spoiling. My suggestion would be to get some small 'flip-top' bottles (500ml Grolsh type). You can drink it, over time, and see for yourself how it changes.
     
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